Saturday 24 March 2018

Eoghan Harris: RTE skewered with trident of truth wielded by Whelan

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

The Marian Finucane media panel pulls off a major stroke of myopia. It discusses Greece without a single reference to Pat Cradock's powerful piece in this paper.

Considering that Cradock is a former Irish ambassador to Greece, lives in Athens and writes assertively, Finucane should have marked the panel's cards C minus.

Dr Gavan Titley, lecturer in the Centre for Media Studies, Maynooth, gives the nod to his PC peers by ignoring the Sunday Independent but pulling the forelock to two posh British papers. "There are two excellent pieces, one is in the Sunday Times, which is a two-page spread on the great euro crisis. And then there is a very interesting piece in the Observer by Peter Beaumont on what he calls the new insurgents, Europe's rebel leaders who are spurning the era of bling. It's a really interesting piece."

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